Trying to find documentation about Rocky Point’s midway carousel is like riding it — round and round you go until you end up at the same place you started! Let’s begin with the year it was built: some say 1910, others say 1915, and a few say 1917. So, let’s look at the facts: Rocky… Continue reading Rocky Point’s Animal Attraction
It’s clear from my blog posts that I’m a huge fan/historian of amusement parks. So it stands to reason that I visited SeaWorld and Fun Spot America Orlando during my recent Florida visit. And by now, you’re certainly aware that I’m a strong advocate for Rocky Point State Park, here in Rhode Island. … Continue reading A Florida park that fills the bill!
What does the SeaWorld Orlando (Florida) theme park and the former Rocky Point Park (Warwick, RI) have in common? More than you might think! The two parks are more than 1,000 miles apart and opened over a century apart — Rocky Point in 1847 and SeaWorld in 1973 – but those former Rocky Point patrons… Continue reading Rocky Point and SeaWorld: the common themes
Gas up the SUV, set your iPhone GPS app, and then a quick stop for a couple dozen clam cakes to go, because we have lots of driving to do today! In honor of the Sykliner remnants at Rocky Point State Park, let’s see if we can find an operating Goforth Brothers, Inc. Skyliner just… Continue reading The Rocky Point Road Trip (Part IV)
Ok kids, time to hit the road again! This one’s a breeze. We’re traveling Route 95 North to Route 93 North and as quick as you can say “Live free or die” we’re crossing the New Hampshire line. We’ll take Exit 2 – and in one hop, skip and a jump, we’re at Canobie… Continue reading The Rocky Point Road Trip! (Part III)
Our Road Trip takes us down Route 80 into Pennsylvania. We’re going to check into the Red Roof Inn at Danville, eat breakfast at Friendly’s next door, then take the wooded, hilly backroads to Knoebels Amusement Resort In Elysburg. Let’s see if we can find some rides there similar to those we loved at Rocky… Continue reading The Rocky Point Road Trip! (Part II)
Did you have a favorite Rocky Point Park ride that they’d give your eye teeth to ride again? Well, no need to see your dentist. Gas up your car, set your smart phone’s GPS, and let’s hit the road to see what we can find! Miss seeing this damsel in distress inside Rocky Point’s Castle of… Continue reading The Rocky Point Road Trip (Part I)